Self-proclaimed “Chief Loophole Officer” Andrew Fastow to Speak in Singapore


Sarah Hofmann
ACFE Public Relations Specialist

More than 250 anti-fraud professionals from around the Asia-Pacific region will gather for the 2015 ACFE Asia-Pacific Fraud Conference at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, 4-6 November, to listen to leaders in the anti-fraud field, along with an unlikely special guest: a convicted fraudster.

Playing a central part in one of the most notorious corporate fraud cases in history, Andrew Fastow*, former CFO of Enron Corp., will address the very people trying to catch fraudsters like him. Fastow will explain his role the energy giant’s collapse, which resulted in a $40 billion lawsuit and the world’s largest bankruptcy at that point. He will give attendees insight into the red flags that were ignored at Enron, and how his life was affected after being convicted.

Attendees will also hear from keynote speakers including:

  • James D. Ratley, CFE, ACFE President and CEO, U.S.
    In 1971, Ratley joined the Dallas Police Department as a police officer. He was a member of numerous department task forces that concentrated on major fraud cases. In 1986, Ratley left the police department to join Wells & Associates, where he was in charge of fraud investigations. Ratley has been selected as one of Security magazine's "Most Influential Security Executives for 2010" and Accounting Today's "Top 100 Most Influential People."
  • Barry Wong, Vice President, Head of Asia-Pacific, Customer Fraud Management, MasterCard Worldwide, Hong Kong
    Wong is responsible for spearheading the coordinated deployment of anti-fraud solutions to help MasterCard customer financial institutions manage fraud risks and enhance their fraud mitigation controls. He works closely with law enforcement agencies to combat payment card crime as well as with government institutions to provide support for legislation and fraud strategies against card fraud and data protection.
  • Christophe Durand, Head of Cyber Strategy, Interpol, Singapore
    Durand is a Police Senior Superintendent, seconded from the French Judicial Police to INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), Singapore. Durand is the organization’s central point of contact for cyber strategy. He has accumulated more than 20 years of experience at the confluence of organised crime especially through financial approach (money laundering, international fraud) and IT issues (digital forensics, cybercrime). 
  • Gunawan Husin, MBCI, CBCP, CAMS, Principal Consultant, Continuum Asia PTE LTD, Singapore
    Husin has more than 21 years of international experience in banking with a main focus on disaster recovery, crisis management, corporate security and financial crime compliance (anti-fraud, anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism). Prior to his current role, he led the risk control and oversight of global security and investigations, global resiliency and crisis management for JPMorgan Chase Bank in the Asia-Pacific region.

Breakout sessions will include discussions about money laundering, the FIFA scandal and how to use advanced analytics to catch fraud before it is able to grow.

Special pricing for early registration is available until October 2, 2015. Visit for more information.

*The ACFE does not compensate convicted fraudsters.